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Coronavirus update for IFA Direct students

We can confirm that the IFA Direct modules will continue during this period and there will be no break in the availability.

If you are currently studying on a module and will be taking your exam on 9 April and are unable to take your assessment at the centre, CU Coventry will arrange for you to take your assessment online at home.

If you are intending to book modules starting on 20 April or 8 June 2020 these will continue as normal. If you are unable to take your assessment at the centre, CU Coventry will arrange for you to take your assessment online at home.

If you have any queries with regard to your tuition or taking your assessment please do not hesitate to contact myself, Susan Dival at education@ifa.org.uk or the CU Coventry online team at cug.online@cuc.coventry.ac.uk

These are unprecedented times and we are here to support you as much as we can but we would appreciate you bearing with us during this time.


IFA Direct, administered in partnership with CU Coventry, provides a unique, flexible online way to study for those who want:

  • A direct route to IFA membership.
  • A direct route to career progression to obtain a practising certificate.
  • A direct route to professional development through CPD.

The online module approach provides a flexible and modern format. It allows you to study around other commitments regardless of where you are in the world and without having to be away from the workplace.

"The module format fits seamlessly into my busy working life and full-time practice, allowing me to study at times chosen by myself, whether this be evenings, late at night, or early mornings" Paul A King, IFA Direct student

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The rolling programme of focused modules are studied one at a time over six weeks via a secure learning environment so avoid the distractions of multiple deadlines. The programme is ideal for:

  • Part-qualified accountants seeking membership.
  • Employers wanting to develop their finance team.
  • Accountants entering into public practice who require an IFA practising certificate.
  • Tax agents wanting to progress to membership of the IFA as an Associate Tax Adviser.

CU Coventry

CU Coventry is part of the Coventry University Group. It delivers an innovative approach to higher education which allows you to fit studying around your busy life. Coventry University has been ranked as a top 15 UK university five years running by the Guardian University Guide 2016-2020.

IFA Direct webinar

This free recorded webinar by IFA Education Manager, Susan Divall, provides an overview of IFA Direct. It details how you can use the programme as a vehicle to obtain membership of the IFA, to obtain an IFA practising certificate or to use it for CPD purposes to enhance your knowledge in specific areas of accountancy or tax. 

Register and view the webinar